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Melissa Johnson-Peters | Elance
Last Sign-in: May 11, 2015

Melissa Johnson-Peters

Script Consultant and Producer
   United Kingdom
  |   London, England


I'm a freelance producer and script consultant with extensive script and manuscript reading, reporting and editing experience for both UK production companies and international film/television and literary agencies. I've worked on a number of short and feature films in the past, and currently have a feature and two shorts in development.

I offer a range of manuscript, feature film and television script consultancy services, all individually tailored to the clients needs. These range from an analytical overview of your script, focusing on...

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Skills (4)

Script Report Writing
Script Consultancy
feature film producing
short film producing

Service Description

For producers, I offer a standard industry script reporting service including a full synopsis, analysis and recommendation of the script and writer's potential.

For writers working on early drafts of their film or television script, I offer general feedback to improve your next draft as you redraft and progress towards a polished product.

For writers ready to take the next step and share their work with the industry, insight into how your script will be received by different areas of the industry is crucial. As someone who has reported and worked in-house and freelance for both agencies and production companies, I can offer a tailored consultancy service and respond to your specific requirements and situation accordingly.

For authors looking for advice on their manuscripts, I offer a full read and reader's report service focusing on structure, characterisation, marketability and other aspects of the novel tailored to the client's needs.

I'm always happy to discuss requirements in more detail and provide advice on what approach would be best for you, depending on what stage and draft you're currently at with your work.

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THE KIDNAP (Feature Film)
Associate Producer
2011 - 2012
Currently in development, to be produced by French company IDPL and to be directed by Dima Hamdan. The project has been awarded the Shasha Development Grant by the Dubai Film Commission as well as...
Mammoth Screen
Freelance Reader
2011 - 2012
Makers of TV shows MONROE, ENDEAVOUR and LOST IN AUSTEN. I read novels, write analyses and report back on the writers’ suitability for adaptation for the Mammoth slate.
Kudos Film and Television
Freelance Script Reader
2010 - 2012
Makers of hit TV shows SPOOKS, HUSTLE, LIFE ON MARS, LAW AND ORDER UK and feature films EASTERN PROMISES and BRIGHTON ROCK. I read film and television scripts, novels and plays for the TV...
WEDDING DAY (Short Film)
Associate Producer
2011 - 2011
Directed by Dima Hamdan
STEAM (Short Film)
2011 - 2011
Directed by Zoe Sailsman. Website:
Gemma Hirst Associates
Assistant to Film&TV Agent
2010 - 2011
Clients include BAFTA award winning screenwriter Daran Little, Diane Whitley, Rob Sprackling and John Smith and directors John Hay and Tim Leandro. Role involved submissions, contracts and script...
London Film School
Development Associate on Hothouse Scheme
2010 - 2011
Working closely with writer/director Dima Hamdan on a signature feature, this included script editing and story development, drafting budgets and pre-production schedules and general research. Now...
Producer's Assistant
2010 - 2011
Directed by Laura Hypponen. Website: IMDB:
Slingshot Productions
Producer's Assistant
2010 - 2011
Producers of THE INFIDEL and TORMENTED. Worked with producers Arvind David and Cavan Ash as part of the DIVA Fellowship Scheme. Helped co-ordinate development and production across the film slate,...
Met Film Production
Producer's Assistant/Reader
2010 - 2010
Producers of FRENCH FILM and THE INFIDEL. Working with BAFTA award winning producer Stewart Le Marechal, this included reading scripts and writing editorial notes, handling festival submissions,...
Associate Producer
2010 - 2010
Directed by Dewi Bruce Konuah. IMDB:
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Book to Film/TV Co-ordinator
2009 - 2010
• Book-to-Film/TV: Handling deals for clients including Richard Milward and Alex Scarrow, I met with film and TV production companies; pitched and submitted all UK and some US books for...
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Assistant to Literary Agent
2007 - 2009
• Editorial: provided both general structural comments and detailed line editing where appropriate on client manuscripts before submission to publishers; liaised directly with writers where...


University of California, Los Angeles (Extension)
Certificate Feature Film Writing(Grade Average A)
University of London, School of Advanced Study
MA Distinction:National&International Literatures
University of Leeds
BA (Hons) 1st Class: English Language&Literature
Diversity in Visual Arts (DIVA Films)
Graduate Fellowship Programme
2010 - 2011
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script consultancy
script analysis
script reporting
script editing
feature films
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
April 2012
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